A good night’s sleep has a myriad of benefits: it helps you to maintain a healthy body; it improves your concentration and ability to learn; it’s good for your mental health and it helps to reduce stress.
But getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult. The stresses and strains of everyday life, plus screen time before bed, or too much alcohol or food later in the evening can all make for a poor night’s sleep. That in turn can make us look and feel older and the whole thing becomes a cycle.
One of the things that gets in the way of a good night’s sleep, revealingly, is what you’re sleeping on. Whilst there’s a lot of talk about high thread-count cotton bedding, it’s actually high-quality Mulberry silk that can make all the difference.
Why? Because cotton can dry out your skin and hair and causes quite a lot of friction between you and the fabric. That, in turn, can make you uncomfortable. It can exacerbate problems like hot flushes during the night and it can be one of the factors in skin breakouts, dryness and ‘sleep creases’
Mulberry silk, on the other hand, is naturally soft and flexible, so that friction is immediately reduced. What’s more, it doesn’t absorb moisture the way cotton does, so your skin and hair don’t dry out overnight in the same way. And it’s a great fabric for controlling temperature, so you will be more comfortable while you sleep – whatever age and stage you’re at.
We’ve found that once people switch to silk, they never go back. It’s a completely natural fabric and, at its highest quality, is thick and soft and delightful to the touch – that’s why we also sell silk sleep masks, which are designed to sooth that delicate skin around the eyes, helping you to slip into your best night’s sleep ever.
So, silk promote great sleep, and its qualities help to reduce skin outbreaks and reduce the creases that build up over time from sleeping on cotton. What about your hair?
Celebrity hair stylist have been championing the use of silk pillowslips for years as silk lets your hair move gently over the pillowcase, reducing friction and so will keep blow-dries and hairstyles in place overnight. Silk also does not dry out the hair and lets the natural oils stay in place, preventing frizz and dehydration – no more waking up in the morning, with a messy bedhead!So, there you have it. Silk is the way to go if you’re fed up with broken nights, always being too hot or too cold in bed, managing random skin problems, worrying about wrinkles and want your hair to look as good in the morning as it did when you went to bed! Who doesn’t want that? You can shop our beautiful 22momme Mulberry silk pillowcases today – and start dreaming again.